Suzanne's Around Town
Ramona, Fall Festival, Pumpkin Regatta!

Hi! Everyone-

Hope you are enjoying the gorgeous fall foliage, football, sweater weather and all the pre-Halloween fun!!!

Happy Columbus Day! Happy Canadian Thanksgiving!

Suzanne




Oct 14th

Teen Read and Release Week!

For 6th grade and up! Stop by the Teen Room at Main or the Murray-Scholls Branch and pick up a free paperback book. Then read the book and record your name and the location where you picked it up in the log in the back of the book. Take a picture of the book in a creative location and share it on Twitter (with tag #WCCLSteenreads) or on WCCLS' Facebook wall (www.facebook.com/wccls) with the tag #WCCLSteenreads in the description.THEN release the book back into the wild! Leave it somewhere for someone else to find and enjoy! Go to www.beavertonlibrary.org for more info.

Book Babies@ Tigard Library from 10:15-10:45AM. Share nursery rhymes, finger plays, songs and a simple book while developing early literacy skills. Stay and play after the program. Phone the library for more details at 503/684-6537.

Oct 15th

The Artisan Jewish Deli at Home@SweetWares (6306 SW Capitol Hwy, Portland) from 6:30-8PM.Nick Zukin and Michael Zusman will be making an appearance to share their book "The Artisan Jewsh Deli at Home".Nick is the Zuke in Kenny & Zukes.  Michael is a state court judge by day and a freelance restaurant and food writer at night, working for several local publications in Portland.FREE! Come and have your copy signed and view a demo on making Sweet Macaroons! Phone for more info at 503/546-3737 or go to www.sweetwares.com.

Preschool Storytime@ Beaverton Library at Murray Scholls Branch from 9:30AM-10:AM. Get your morning started with fun stories for kids from 3ish to 5 years old at the newest branch! Staff will be present to let storytime attendees into the library before regular open hours.Phone the library for more info at 503/350-3600.

Fun for Ones (Ages 12-24 months)@ Tigard Library from 10:15-10:45AM AND 11:15AM-11:45AM. Bring your one year old for songs, rhymes, simple stories and movement activities. Great for new walkers. Stay and play after the program. (Limited to first 20 kids for each session!). Go to www.tigard-or.gov/library for more info or phone the library at 503/684-6537.

Toddler Storytime@ Beaverton City Library. There are 2 (30 minute) sessions starting at 10:15AM & 11:15AM. Phone the library for more info at 503/350-3600.

Book Babies@ Garden Home Library at 10:30AM.

Messy Art@ Beaverton City Library from 4-5PM. Kids from 2-7 years can drop in for open ended art activities with a sink nearby! Phone the library for more info at 503/350-3600.

 


Oct 16th

Fun for Ones@ Beaverton City Library. There are 2 (30 minute) sessions starting at 10:15AM and 11AM.This story time is designed for 1-year-olds and features fun with bubbles, songs, short books, and rhymes. Go to www.beavertonlibrary.org for more info.

Toddler Time@ Tigard Library at 10:15 & 11:15AM.

Toddler Storytime@ Beaverton Library at Murray Scholls Branch from 11:30AM-12PM.

Baby Bugs@ Beaverton City Library at 11:45AM.

Preschool Storytime@ Garden Home Library from 11:45AM-12:15PM.


Oct 17th

Ramona Quimby@ Westview High School Theatre (4200 NW 185th Ave, Portland) at 4PM.Come and enjoy the antics of the unpredictable, exasperating, boisterous Ramona Quimby and her older sister-Beezus- in this lively high school production! Tickets are $8. Go to this site for more info: http://westviewtheatre.org/

Preschool Storytime@ Beaverton City Library. There are 2 (30 minute) sessions starting at 10:15AM & 1PM.

All Ages Storytime@ Garden Home Library from 11:45AM-12:15PM. Go to www.gardenhome.plinkit.org for more info.

Toddler Storytime@ Beaverton Library at Murray Scholls Branch from 11:30AM-12PM.

Mathmania!@ Beaverton City Library from 3:30PM-5PM. Kids in Grades 1 through 5 can drop in to try some cool math activities (with parent or adult). Phone for more info at 503/350-3600.

Think Fun Thursdays@ Beaverton City Library from 4-5PM. Drop in for Builders this week--play with LEGOs and Duplo blocks- for kids from 3 to 8 years! Go to www.beavertonlibrary.org for more info.


Oct 18th

Storytime&Craft@The Craft Factory (7832 S.W. Capitol Highway, Suite B-Multnomah Village) from 10:30AM-11AM.

The Craft Factory in Multnomah Village combines creativity and recycling. Kids can pick a craft base like a giant letter or mask and then craft away by picking items from supply bins of beads, feathers, pipe cleaners, bottle caps and more! Friday Storytime is followed by a simple $5 craft. For more info on regular hours and events, go to: www.craftfactorypdx.com.

31st Annual Hood River Valley Harvest Fest@ 110 Portway Ave., (waterfront) Hood River from 1-7PM. See Sunday for details.

Family StoryTime (ages 0-6 years)@ Tigard Library from 10:15-11:00AM AND 11:15AM-12:00PM. Bring the whole gang for stories and songs Limited to first 20 kids for each session. Phone the library for more info at 503/684-6537.

Mini-Masters Class@ My Masterpiece Art Studio (7905 SW Cirrus Drive-Parkside Business Center) at 10:30AM&11:30AM. Cubist Jack-O-Lanterns inspired by Picasso this week!!! $8 per kid -ages 2 1/2 -5 years, you must phone ahead to reserve a spot at 503/453-3700. Go to www.mymasterpieceartstudio.com for calendar and more info!

Art in the Burbs@ Albert Rider Elementary School (14850 SW 132nd Terrace, Tigard) from 6PM to 9PM. Get a jump on holiday shopping! Cards, jewelry, textiles, pottery and more! Portion of proceeds go to Tigard school performing and fine art programs! Go to www.artintheburbs.org for more info.

Ramona Quimby@ Westview High School Theatre (4200 NW 185th Ave, Portland) at 7PM. See Thursday for details.


Oct 19th

Fall Festival@ Cedar Hills Rec. Center from 11AM-4PM.Wear your Halloween costume and get into the spooky spirit of the season! There will be pumpkin painting, cupcake walk, a magic show, Bingo, cookie decorating,and fun games like the candy corn relay. $2.50 ($10 max per family) per person and children under 2 are free. Phone the center at 503/629-6340 for more details or go to www.thprd.org.

Beaverton Farmer's Market@ SW Hall Blvd (across from Beaverton Library) from 9AM to 1:30PM. Go to www.beavertonfarmersmarket.com for more info.

Art in the Burbs@ Albert Rider Elementary School (14850 SW 132nd Terrace, Tigard) from 10AM to 6PM.

31st Annual Hood River Valley Harvest Fest@ 110 Portway Ave., (waterfront) Hood River from 10AM-7PM. See Sunday for details.

Family Resource Fair@ Beaverton City Library from 10AM-2PM. This annual event features family-friendly community organizations and no-cost/low-cost programs and services in the Beaverton area! There will also be books and activities for kids, and raffle prizes. Free vision screening for kids from 3 to 5!Go to www.beavertonlibrary.org/kids for more details.

Chess Club@ Beaverton City Library from 10:30-11:30AM. Kids in grades 3-8 can hone their skills against other players!

10th Annual Pumpkin Regatta@ Tualatin Lake of the Commons (8325 SW Nyberg Street, Tualatin) at 2PM (entertainment starts at 10:30AM). Watch super hero clad racers row giant pumpkins across the lake in this super fun event. Go to this link for more info: http://www.tualatinoregon.gov/recreation/pumpkin-regatta

Family Storytime@ Beaverton City Library at 1PM.

Getting Started with Pinterest@ 10AM-12PM at BCL and Tigard library from 2-3:30PM.  Learn how to pin! Go to http://www.tigard-or.gov/LIBRARY/ for more info.

Ramona Quimby@ Westview High School Theatre (4200 NW 185th Ave, Portland) at 2PM&7PM. See Thursday for details.


Oct 20th

31st Annual Hood River Valley Harvest Fest@ 110 Portway Ave., (waterfront) Hood River from 10AM-5PM.Take a day trip to check out this old-fashioned harvest festival with Anjou pears, heirloom apples, pumpkin carving, over 100 arts vendors, entertainment, music, and more! Free parking, kids 12 and under are free and adult admission is $6. Go to www.hoodriver.org for more info.

Plumper Pumpkin Patch@ 11435 NW Old Cornelius Pass Road, Portland. Open through Halloween from 9AM-5:30PM daily. Pick your pumpkins and then enjoy pumpkin bowling, haymazes, and weekend extras like the Pumpkin Cannon and pony rides! Go to www.plumperpumpkins.com for all the details.

Free "Hands-Off" Technique Class@ Williams-Sonoma (Wash. Sq.) at 10AM. Discover easy ways to save time in the kitchen by using a slow cooker, food processor and bread machine.Phone the store to register at 503/684-2784. Demo class so arrive early to snag a seat!

Art in the Burbs@ Albert Rider Elementary School (14850 SW 132nd Terrace, Tigard) from 11AM to 5PM.